McIlroy struck back at his critics on Wednesday, insisting his game was "heading in the right direction" on the eve of the Open and asking "what's the big deal?" about his recent slump.
The world number two from Northern Ireland has failed to win a tournament all year after changing his management company and deciding to switch equipment providers, from Titleist to Nike.
Rory McIlroy says Nick Faldo should know how hard this game is at times after the six-time major champion suggested him to spend the next two decades focused solely on his golf
Kapur, the only Indian in the elite field, was in the company of Faldo, who won two of his three Open titles at Muirfield, when they played a nine-hole practice round yesterday.
Kapur, who is a winner on the Asian Tour, qualified for the year's third Major championship at the Local Final Qualifying (LFQ) event in Dunbar, Scotland two weeks ago.
World number one Tiger Woods fired a 74 to finish on 13-over 293 -- his worst 72-hole US Open score over par as a professional -- and shared 32nd spot.
Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh has been made member of an expanded Royal Trophy Players' Committee, which comprises six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo and former world number one Ian Woosnam among others.
Tiger Woods has lost the aura of invincibility that helped him dominate his rivals, emboldening an emerging crop of young players to shine, former world number one Nick Faldo said on Thursday.
Former world number one Nick Faldo said Sunday that Tiger Woods has work to do on his game if he is to dominate golf once again.
Nick Faldo announced a historic reciprocal relationship between Celtic Manor Golf Resort in Wales and the Mission Hills Golf Club in China.